The Highlights: 2024 GOVX San Diego Half and 5K

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All Photos by Samuel Freeman

If you missed the thrilling GOVX San Diego Half Marathon & 5K, check out some of our race day highlights! From the winners to notable runners and more, here’s this year’s race highlights!


Race Winners

This year, Jackson Friesth and Paula Lamont won the men’s and women’s half marathons. Friesth finished the race at a swift 1:10:29. Paula came in quickly after at 1:18:06. For the 5K, Abraham Morales and Meredith Pathria were our first runners across the finish line!


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Special Spotlight: A Veteran’s Tribute

One of the most heartfelt stories from the race was the story of Joseph Higgins, who ran in honor of his brother and ten other Marines who were lost in Iraq. This tribute touched the hearts of many and reminded us of the profound connections between endurance sports and personal commemoration. Watch his interview clip here

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Catch Up on the Action: News Clips

To watch more race day footage, check out local news outlets like ABC 10 News and Fox 5 San Diego for their race day coverage. See all the action and hear directly from our top three finishers and other racers about their experience. You can watch ABC 10’s coverage here and Fox 5 San Diego’s coverage here.


Instagram: Live Start and Photos

We know race day can be early, so we live-streamed the Half Marathon start for family members to watch later. Check it out here

We’ve got more race day content coming out on social over the next couple of weeks at @sdhalfmarathon, so be sure to follow along to see some great photos and videos of the race. If you see yourself or a loved one, tag them in the comments!

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Thank You, Sponsors!

We want to say a huge thank you to GOVX, our title sponsor! Your excellent team, friendly smiles, love for San Diego, and care for all who serve, enhanced the event in a big way!

Another big thank you to our beverage and snack partners: Jambar, Open Water, Hollandia Dairy, Jimbo’s, and Partners Crackers—you all rock! Thanks for keeping our runners hydrated, nourished, and ready to conquer the miles.


Thank YOU!

To all our racers, cheering squads, and volunteers, you are the heart and soul of this race. We are truly grateful for each one of you. This year was more than just a race; it showed incredible San Diego spirit, athleticism, and community support. We can’t wait to see you all back next year!!



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